The event will take place on May 31 at JTA’s Armsdale campus

JACKSONVILLE, FL. (May 23, 2023)The Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA) and Guident, a leading Autonomous Vehicle (AV) teleoperation technology company, will host the inaugural National Autonomous Vehicle Day event on May 31 at JTA’s Test & Learn Facility on Armsdale Road. 

The event will allow industry experts and officials to experience the latest in autonomous vehicle technology through discussions and demonstrations. JTA and Guident will showcase the benefits that will come with autonomous vehicles, such as increased safety, reduced traffic congestion and improved accessibility. 

“The JTA is excited to join forces with Guident to host the 2023 National Autonomous Vehicle Day event at our Test & Learn Facility,” said JTA CEO Nathaniel P. Ford Sr. “This will be a fantastic opportunity for our colleagues to learn more about autonomous vehicles, along with the JTA’s plans for the deployment of these vehicles along the Bay Street Innovation Corridor in Downtown Jacksonville.”

“Guident takes great pride in co-sponsoring this year’s National Autonomous Vehicle Day alongside JTA in Jacksonville,” stated Harald J. Braun, Guident’s Executive Chairman. “The convergence of industry leaders at this event holds immense significance as we collaborate to forge an ecosystem that revolutionizes public transportation for the better. Together, we are spearheading the creation of a transformative industry, paving the way for an enhanced future of autonomous urban mobility.”

Accessible Avenue CEO Ron Brooks will present a keynote address. Other industry leaders scheduled to speak include HOLON General Manager Gregory Crandell, North Florida Transportation Planning Organization Executive Director Jeff Sheffield, Auve Tech Chairman Taavi Roivas, and Beep Chief Marketing Officer Racquel Asa. Industry-leading organizations will offer demonstrations throughout the day as well.

For more information, including a full list of speakers, demonstrators and sponsors, visit

About the Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA)

The Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA) is an independent state agency serving Jacksonville, Florida and Northeast Florida with multi-modal responsibilities. The JTA provides varied mass public transit services, and is a builder of roads, bridges and other infrastructure to enhance mobility in Jacksonville. Public transportation services include BRT and regular bus service, paratransit, the St. Johns River Ferry, Skyway APM, and other mobility and on-demand services in Duval, Clay, Nassau and St. Johns counties. To learn more, visit

About Guident

Guident commercializes new technology to enable safer autonomous vehicles and devices by providing industry-leading AV remote monitor, control, assistance, and passenger support services. To learn more, please visit

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